At Vision New England in Acton, MA staff were intrigued by the “extending your territory” imagery in The Prayer of Jabez, a book by Bruce Wilkinson that sold millions more in the first year than any secular non-fiction book ever. We decided to study the book’s chapters at lunch.
Recently Governor Huckabee interviewed a woman healed of cancer by a husband’s hilarious exploits. That’s the kind of humor provided by characters in Prime of Life, Dr. P.D. Bekendam’s 2013 winning entry in Operation First Novel, a contest initiated by Jerry Jenkins and now a collaboration between him and Worthy Publishing.
By Jerry Jenkins
Scraping together enough time for the basics of life is tough. Finding uninterrupted blocks to write can be even harder. But having a daily spiritual discipline may be the most difficult task of all.
Earlier this month, I had the chance to lead three workshops at the HACWN Christian writers conference in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, MO.
The development of writing contests and the application of new communications technology to publishing both present opportunities to newer writers with a message burning in their heart.
What does an ophthalmologist with a family do in his spare time? For Dr. Peter Bekendam, an ophthalmologist in a VA hospital, it’s writing fiction and studying how to market it on Kindle.